Winding and warping, Republic of Ireland, 1783.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Winding and warping, Republic of Ireland, 1783.

Hincks, William

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Stipple engraving by William Hincks showing the manufacture of linen. A man is spinning flax at the back of the room, while in the foreground a man is operating a machine to wind the skeins of linen thread on to a large wooden frame. On the left of the picture a man is weaving the threads into linen cloth.
 

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10418417
 

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